Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Home Care Agencies: Public or private organizations that provide, either directly or through arrangements with other organizations, home health services in the patient's home. (Hospital Administration Terminology, 2d ed)Health Systems Agencies: Health planning and resources development agencies which function in each health service area of the United States (PL 93-641).Government Agencies: Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.State Government: The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Voluntary Health Agencies: Non-profit organizations concerned with various aspects of health, e.g., education, promotion, treatment, services, etc.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Interinstitutional Relations: The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.State Health Planning and Development Agencies: Agencies established under PL93-641 to coordinate, conduct, and implement state health planning activities. Two primary responsibilities are the preparation of an annual State Health Plan and giving assistance to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Local Government: Smallest political subdivisions within a country at which general governmental functions are carried-out.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.United StatesHealth Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.): An agency of the UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that conducts and supports programs for the prevention and control of disease and provides consultation and assistance to health departments and other countries.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Health Planning Support: Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Disaster Planning: Procedures outlined for the care of casualties and the maintenance of services in disasters.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Home Care Services: Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.Public Health Nursing: A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.Policy Making: The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.Schools, Public Health: Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.Health Systems Plans: Statements of goals for the delivery of health services pertaining to the Health Systems Agency service area, established under PL 93-641, and consistent with national guidelines for health planning.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Chronology as Topic: The temporal sequence of events that have occurred.Health Planning Technical Assistance: The provision of expert assistance in developing health planning programs, plans as technical materials, etc., as requested by Health Systems Agencies or other health planning organizations.Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Consumer Advocacy: The promotion and support of consumers' rights and interests.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Epidemiology: Field of medicine concerned with the determination of causes, incidence, and characteristic behavior of disease outbreaks affecting human populations. It includes the interrelationships of host, agent, and environment as related to the distribution and control of disease.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Bioterrorism: The use of biological agents in TERRORISM. This includes the malevolent use of BACTERIA; VIRUSES; or other BIOLOGICAL TOXINS against people, ANIMALS; or PLANTS.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.United States Public Health Service: A constituent organization of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES concerned with protecting and improving the health of the nation.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Organizational Objectives: The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Budgets: Detailed financial plans for carrying out specific activities for a certain period of time. They include proposed income and expenditures.Public Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Disease Outbreaks: Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.Decision Making, Organizational: The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.United States Environmental Protection Agency: An agency in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. It was created as an independent regulatory agency responsible for the implementation of federal laws designed to protect the environment. Its mission is to protect human health and the ENVIRONMENT.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Communications Media: The means of interchanging or transmitting and receiving information. Historically the media were written: books, journals, newspapers, and other publications; in the modern age the media include, in addition, radio, television, computers, and information networks.Information Dissemination: The circulation or wide dispersal of information.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.National Institutes of Health (U.S.): An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Community-Institutional Relations: The interactions between members of a community and representatives of the institutions within that community.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Models, Organizational: Theoretical representations and constructs that describe or explain the structure and hierarchy of relationships and interactions within or between formal organizational entities or informal social groups.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Communicable Disease Control: Programs of surveillance designed to prevent the transmission of disease by any means from person to person or from animal to man.Medicare: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Health Literacy: Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Drug and Narcotic Control: Control of drug and narcotic use by international agreement, or by institutional systems for handling prescribed drugs. This includes regulations concerned with the manufacturing, dispensing, approval (DRUG APPROVAL), and marketing of drugs.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Canada: The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE established in 1990 to "provide indexing, abstracting, translating, publishing, and other services leading to a more effective and timely dissemination of information on research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care to public and private entities and individuals engaged in the improvement of health care delivery..." It supersedes the National Center for Health Services Research. The United States Agency for Health Care Policy and Research was renamed Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999.Communicable Diseases, Emerging: Infectious diseases that are novel in their outbreak ranges (geographic and host) or transmission mode.Evidence-Based Practice: A way of providing health care that is guided by a thoughtful integration of the best available scientific knowledge with clinical expertise. This approach allows the practitioner to critically assess research data, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to correctly identify the clinical problem, apply the most high-quality intervention, and re-evaluate the outcome for future improvement.New York CityFloridaHealth Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Prospective Payment System: A system wherein reimbursement rates are set, for a given period of time, prior to the circumstances giving rise to actual reimbursement claims.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Telephone surveys are conducted to monitor prevalence of the major behavioral risks among adults associated with premature MORBIDITY and MORTALITY. The data collected is in regard to actual behaviors, rather than on attitudes or knowledge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in 1984.ColoradoEnvironmental Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.Communicable DiseasesComputer Communication Networks: A system containing any combination of computers, computer terminals, printers, audio or visual display devices, or telephones interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables: used to transmit or receive information. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Medicaid: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.International Agencies: International organizations which provide health-related or other cooperative services.North CarolinaMassachusettsWounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.Health Occupations: Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.Electronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Health Benefit Plans, Employee: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Reproductive Health: The physical condition of human reproductive systems.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.Professional Competence: The capability to perform the duties of one's profession generally, or to perform a particular professional task, with skill of an acceptable quality.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Influenza, Human: An acute viral infection in humans involving the respiratory tract. It is marked by inflammation of the NASAL MUCOSA; the PHARYNX; and conjunctiva, and by headache and severe, often generalized, myalgia.Communication: The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.New YorkCaliforniaHealth Care Coalitions: Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.Health Planning Guidelines: Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.United States Dept. of Health and Human Services: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.Women's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.Social Justice: An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.International Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Community Mental Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Great BritainReproductive Health Services: Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.Health Services, Indigenous: Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.Allied Health Personnel: Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.Health Records, Personal: Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.Adolescent Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.Men's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.Family Health: The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.School Health Services: Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Risk-Taking: Undertaking a task involving a challenge for achievement or a desirable goal in which there is a lack of certainty or a fear of failure. It may also include the exhibiting of certain behaviors whose outcomes may present a risk to the individual or to those associated with him or her.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Health Planning Councils: Organized groups serving in advisory capacities related to health planning activities.Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype: A subtype of INFLUENZA A VIRUS with the surface proteins hemagglutinin 1 and neuraminidase 1. The H1N1 subtype was responsible for the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.Comprehensive Health Care: Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.Government Regulation: Exercise of governmental authority to control conduct.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Financing, Organized: All organized methods of funding.Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.History, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.Private Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.United States Government Agencies: Agencies of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT of the United States.Research: Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Insurance, Health, Reimbursement: Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Health Fairs: Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.Insurance Coverage: Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)Public Sector: The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.Federal Government: The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.Health Food: A non-medical term defined by the lay public as a food that has little or no preservatives, which has not undergone major processing, enrichment or refinement and which may be grown without pesticides. (from Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Organizational Case Studies: Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.Social Class: A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.United States Food and Drug Administration: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to maintaining standards of quality of foods, drugs, therapeutic devices, etc.Health Communication: The transfer of information from experts in the medical and public health fields to patients and the public. The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.Education, Public Health Professional: Education and training in PUBLIC HEALTH for the practice of the profession.Diffusion of Innovation: The broad dissemination of new ideas, procedures, techniques, materials, and devices and the degree to which these are accepted and used.Urban Population: The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Residence Characteristics: Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.
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  • Offerings include lead screenings for children ages 2 and under by St. Mary's Hospital, blood pressure screenings for seniors by Home Health Care Partners, Body Fat and BMI screenings for all by HealthLink, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office providing identification cards under the SAFE Child program, and special appearances by Fidelasaurus and Amsterdam Mohawk baseball team mascot MoJo at lunch time. (
  • However, ourSpecial Articles 17 efforts are amplified a thousand times over by the personal involvement and commitment of the Surgeon General of the US Public Health Service to theAssociate Recruiting Program 19 nation's oral health. (
  • State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) will be co-hosting his annual health fair with Catholic Charities Family Room on Tuesday, April 19th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the upper level of the Riverfront Center, Amsterdam. (
  • When you step up to the podium and highlight the criticalUpcoming Events 23 role of oral health, there is a fresh and revitalized visibility and importance givenEditor CAPT Stephen P. Torna to oral health and to dentistry's role in overall health promotion and diseaseEditor CAPT Suzanne Saville prevention. (
  • Let me reflect on just a few:through the USPHS Dental Bulletin Board,agency distribution lists, and the USPHS Dental Prevention: We are proud that your participation in the release of A NationalDirectory. (
  • The enhancements will occur in phases (by provider type) and began with Long- Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) in March 2019, to be followed by Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) in October 2019 and Home Health Agencies (HHAs) in January 2020. (
  • [ 4 ] Promoting good health and reducing inequalities is also an integral part of the EU's Europe 2020 growth strategy. (
  • The Call is based on the third programme for the Union's action in the field of health (2014-2020) and the Annual Work-Programme 2018. (
  • Post-training materials (includes answers to knowledge checks) and the question and answer (Q+A) document containing responses to questions submitted by providers during the Home Health Quality Reporting Program: Achieving a Full Annual Payment Update (APU)/Market Basket Increase Webinar held on June 19, 2019 are now available in the Downloads section at the bottom of this web page. (
  • The changes will be contained in new legislation, the People's Health Care Act, 2019, which Elliott will table in the legislature Tuesday afternoon. (
  • The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency is pleased to invite you to the Better Training for Safer Food Info day which will be on Friday 16 March 2018. (
  • On 30-31 January 2018 the Public Health, Country Knowledge and Crisis Management unit of the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) of the European Commission organizes an intersectoral table-top exercise on hybrid threats. (
  • The Annual Work Plan 2018 and the 2018 calls will be presented by the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) and the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea), during a live webinar hosted by the EU Health Policy Platform. (
  • The third Annual EU Compass Forum on Mental Health and Well-being will be held in Luxembourg on 8-9 February 2018. (
  • Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule (CMS-1672-F) that updates the calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for home health agencies (HHAs) serving Medicare beneficiaries. (
  • Section 411(c) of the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) requires the market basket percentage increase to be one percent for home health payments for CY 2018. (
  • For HHAs that do not submit the required quality data for CY 2018, the home health payment update will be -1 percent (one percent minus 2 percentage points). (
  • The -0.97 percent adjustment to the national, standardized 60-day episode payment rate to account for nominal case-mix growth results in an estimated decrease in Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) payments for CY 2018 of -0.9 percent. (
  • Section 210 of the MACRA extended the rural add-on, which is an increase of 3 percent of the payment amount otherwise made for home health services furnished in a rural area, to episodes and visits ending before January 1, 2018. (
  • 12 January 2018 What is believed to be the largest-ever outbreak of the bacterial disease Listeriosis - or Listeria - has left more than 60 people dead across South Africa, with nearly 750 confirmed cases, the United Nation's health agency said Friday. (
  • On Jan. 25, 2018, the U.S. associate attorney general issued a memorandum directing civil litigators in the U.S. Department of Justice to limit their use of governmental agency guidance documents in affirmative civil enforcement (ACE) matters. (
  • Additional information on the Health Canada announcement can be found at . (
  • CDC funding is used to work with schools to implement school-based programs and practices designed to reduce HIV and other STDs among adolescents, including strengthening sexual health education (SHE), increasing adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS), and establishing safe and supportive environments (SSE) for students. (
  • Create student-led marketing campaigns to help students understand services offered, how to access services, and increase access to school-based health centers. (
  • Foster health literacy and student wellness through sexual health services that include school-based condom accessibility teams (CATs), appropriate counseling, referrals for services, and where available, resources from school-based health centers. (
  • Train instructors on the updated K-12 curriculum based on the National Sexuality Education Standards, and offer supporting resources including the Sexual Health Education Toolkit, Sexual Health Services Toolkit, Supporting Gender Diversity Toolkit and the Instructor Guide to LGBTQ+-Inclusive Sexual Health Education. (
  • Work to increase access to sexual health services referrals by supporting staff in making referrals using the Chicago Sexual Health Services Toolkit and raise awareness of the legal rights of students ages 12 and up to access care. (
  • URBANA - Local agencies gathered Friday to pool their resources and tackle a handful of health issues faced by county residents, including substance abuse, mental health services and physical activity. (
  • Although mental health services are available to young children, Hiddleson said it is not always easy for parents to connect their children to the right agency or service. (
  • 800) 283-7800, was established to help arthritis sufferers and their physicians through programs of research, patient services, public health information, and education on the professional and popular level. (
  • The ABN gives clear directions for getting an official decision from Medicare about payment for home health services and supplies and for filing an appeal if Medicare won't pay. (
  • The home health agency makes a business decision to reduce or stop giving you some or all of your home health services or supplies. (
  • Your doctor changed your orders, which may reduce or stop giving you certain home health services or supplies that Medicare covers. (
  • Your home health agency will give you a NOMNC at least 2 days before all covered services end. (
  • In a report on what they described as a "forgotten epidemic", the United Nations children's fund UNICEF, the international charity Save The Children and four other health agencies urged governments to step up investment in vaccines to prevent the disease and in health services and medicines to treat it. (
  • Kentucky requires one member of the IDR panel to be "a person currently engaged in the provision of Home Health Agency services who has no affiliation with the provider disputing a deficiency. (
  • The interim final rules were issued by the Treasury Department, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and published in the Feb. 2, 2010, issue of the Federal Register . (
  • The rules break down benefits into six categories and specify that if a group health plan provides coverage for substance abuse and/or mental health services in any one or more of these six categories, it must be on par with the medical and surgical benefits offered in that category. (
  • The Home Health Agency Utilization and Payment Public Use File (herein referred to as "Home Health Agency PUF") presents information on services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by home health agencies. (
  • Although the Home Health Agency PUF has a wealth of payment and utilization information about home health services, the dataset also has a number of limitations. (
  • The review marks the first time the 26-year-old health-services company has moved to specifically target Hispanics with a sustained effort. (
  • The mission of Costilla County Public Health Agency is to enhance life through quality health services while preserving cultural values. (
  • The state of Kentucky: Public health agencies and their roles and responsibilities The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Human Services is entrusted with the oversight of the mental and physical health of the citizens of Kentucky. (
  • The crowded conditions in the Dadaab refugee camps, where health services are already under pressure, raise serious concerns about the vulnerability of over 217,000 refugees and 320,000 host communities living in the camp and its surrounding areas. (
  • UNHCR is calling on the international community to continue and step up its support in order to ensure that vulnerable refugees, asylum-seekers and host communities in Kenya have access to adequate health services and care. (
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2015) Home health services. (
  • Kass DI (1987) Economies of scale and scope in the provision of home health services. (
  • CMS is not finalizing the Home Health Groupings Model and will take additional time to further engage with stakeholders to move towards a system that shifts the focus from volume of services to a more patient-centered model. (
  • Health Shared Services. (
  • Under the plan, each newly formed grouping would receive a single block of funding and work together to deliver a range of health-care services for the region they cover. (
  • Elliott also unveiled details of her plans to encourage hospitals, long-term care facilities and home-care agencies to join together as a team that would receive a single block of funding to deliver health-care services. (
  • The OSDH Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (OMHHE) works to advance and sustain organizational governance and leadership that promotes cultural and linguistic appropriate services and health equity through policy, practices and allocated resources. (
  • A home health agency is a person or any legal entity which provides skilled nursing care or a minimum of one other therapeutic service which includes physical therapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy, respiratory care services, home health aide services, social work services, intravenous therapy or dialysis services to a person in their permanent or temporary residence, other than a hospital or nursing home. (
  • Home health care services from Interim allow individuals to stay safe, independent, and engaged while remaining in their own homes. (
  • The new, free ratings, called Home Health Compare , hosted by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, judges about 9,300 private and public home health care providers (about 2,900 are not included). (
  • Dr. Fitzgerald owns certain complex financial interests that have imposed a broad recusal limiting her ability to complete all of her duties as the CDC Director," said U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) spokesman Matt Lloyd in a statement. (
  • The Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies is a subcommittee within the House Appropriations Committee . (
  • This subcommittee has jurisdiction over the budget for the United States Department of Labor , the United States Department of Health and Human Services , and the United States Department of Education . (
  • Home health care services are prescribed by physicians and administered by home health aides, nurses, certified nurse assistants, doctors, and licensed practical nurses. (
  • In many cases, older adults may need non-medical and home health services concurrently. (
  • Home health care services benefit those in need of medication monitoring and education on potential side effects. (
  • This type of care is often used when someone lacks mobility after a hospital stay, and it can also be used in combination with home health care services. (
  • The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency. (
  • The Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC) is a Crown agent with the objectives of leading and coordinating work across the health and disability sector for the purposes of monitoring and improving the quality and safety of health and disability support services. (
  • The functions of the HQSC include providing advice to the Minister of Health on how quality and safety in health and disability support services may be improved, and matters relating to mortality, including appointing and supporting mortality review committees. (
  • It is also responsible for determining and reporting quality and safety indicators (such as serious adverse events) for health and disability support services. (
  • This report gives a brief overview of the eight agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) which are designated components of the U.S. Public Health Services (PHS), and summarizes its funding for FY2010 through FY2016. (
  • Now the agency, part of the Health and Human Services Department, is facing tough scrutiny from Congress and the threat of reform legislation, with some lawmakers accusing it of cursory evaluations that often get the science wrong and ignore independent studies and community complaints. (
  • For our government health officials at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), vaccines have been baptized safe and, therefore, there is no reason for further debate. (
  • Although they vary considerably by state, CON laws, including those in South Carolina, typically require certain health care providers to obtain state approval before expanding, establishing new facilities or services, or making certain large capital expenditures. (
  • GREATER METROPLEX-Since swapping the fast-paced world of high technology for the home health care field, human resources director Angela Bell has been on a hiring spree for Plano-based nonprofit Home Health Services. (
  • 2010). In response, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, state Medicaid programs, health plans, and mental health systems are making efforts to integrate care for this population. (
  • Embedding or co-locating physical health providers in specialty behavioral health care settings (often referred to as reverse co-location) is one of several strategies proposed to improve the integration of services for people with SMI (Collins et al. (
  • 2010), relatively little is known about how behavioral health agencies incorporate physical health services into their organizations and workflows. (
  • The program targeted Medicaid beneficiaries with SMI (including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, or borderline personality disorder) who received services through the Columbia, Montour, Snyder, and Union counties and Northumberland County behavioral health agencies. (
  • Community health workers trained by USAID provide basic health services. (
  • To address these issues and achieve sustained improvements in health, USAID approved a new five-year strategy to increase use of high impact health services and healthy behaviors. (
  • USAID programs help deliver essential services and products for maternal, child and newborn health with the goal of providing quality community health services to isolated rural populations. (
  • Well over 12,000 volunteers are being trained, supplied, and monitored to provide life-saving, primary health care services in nutrition, breastfeeding, pneumonia case management, diarrhea, pregnancy screening and early detection of obstetric and neonatal complications to those living in underserved communes across target regions. (
  • As a non-profit home care agency, our mission is twofold: (1) to help those who are aging and on fixed incomes, but don't qualify for Medicaid, receive a sliding fee scale for services through the generosity of those who ca. (
  • Wellness personal care service is a home care agency providing personal care assistance and companion sitter services. (
  • The ATSDR -an independent agency under the Department of Health and Human Services and the principal federal public health agency involved with hazardous waste issues-began investigating water quality late last year, shortly after the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) allowed the Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation to stop daily deliveries of fresh water to local residents. (
  • New London - The commissioner of the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is scheduled to meet today with top officials at Sound Community Services about its operations, including letters sent in October and November to more than 400 clients advising them to go elsewhere for their mental health medication prescriptions. (
  • A private nonprofit agency, Sound Community Services is the region's largest provider of outpatient mental health services and receives the majority of its $10 million annual budget from state and federal funds. (
  • Employees at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) told the newspaper they received the memo on January 24. (
  • The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency that enables the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force medical services to provide a medically ready force and ready medical force to Combatant Commands in both peacetime and wartime. (
  • The United States Department of Defense established the DHA as part of a larger effort meant to reorganize its health care programs and services. (
  • Under the old system, many aspects of military health care were managed by the individual armed services (Army, Navy, and Air Force). (
  • Medical Education and Training Campus See: Medical Education and Training Campus § Academics Military Health System Military medicine Surgeon General of the United States Army Surgeon General of the United States Navy Surgeon General of the United States Air Force TRICARE Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences US Family Health Plan Basu, Sandra. (
  • on the website, the central portal for U.S. military health care services. (
  • This report, based on discussions with leading state Medicaid directors in May 2010, examines how Medicaid agencies are preparing for a lead role in implementing health reform while continuing to deal with the impact of the recession. (
  • While home health care agencies (HHAs) play a vital role in the production of health, little research has been performed gauging their efficiency. (
  • Therefore, the home health payment update percentage for HHAs that submit the required quality data for the HH QRP will be one percent. (
  • The home health update is decreased by 2 percentage points for those HHAs that do not submit quality data as required by the Secretary. (
  • The coalition has agreed to support the creation of a new Public Health Directorate within the Ministry of Health to commit and direct resources to public health. (
  • The HPA has assumed the functions previously delivered by ALAC and the Health Sponsorship Council, as well as responsibility for a number of health promotion programmes previously delivered by the Ministry of Health. (
  • The health agency is also working with the Sudanese Ministry of Health to dispatch technical teams to help tame the outbreak by conducting investigations on new cases, meeting with local community leaders to raise awareness of the disease, and provide blood bank supplies as well as protective equipment to affected areas. (
  • Historically, the public health system has lacked a standardized system that local agencies might use to assess their financial stability. (
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently launched a website1 that will now make it easier to report allegations of medical device manufacturer misconduct to the agency.2 Misconduct reports were historically. (
  • Many of these younger scientists tell us they just assume there are no opportunities with federal agencies, historically one of the major employers of scientists in many fields. (
  • The statement explains that the agencies historically have urged states to consider repeal or reform of their CON laws because they can prevent the efficient functioning of health care markets, and thus can harm consumers. (
  • On Nov. 9, 2013, federal agencies issued the subsequent final rules on implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addition Equity Act, which modified the interim final rules discussed in the news story below. (
  • Federal agencies have issued long-awaited regulations on providing parity for employees enrolled in group health plans who need treatment for mental health or substance use disorders. (
  • Role of Federal agencies. (
  • At the request of the interested federal agency, copies of all documents in a case must be sent to the federal agency, whether or not the agency is participating in the proceeding. (
  • Second, why are federal agencies ignoring the many serious risks that have surfaced in the vaccines' wake-problems unheard of before the vaccines' introduction? (
  • WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 - A federal agency that evaluates the causes of birth defects and other reproductive problems is run by a consulting firm with ties to companies that make chemicals the agency is charged with reviewing, according to an investigation by Environmental Working Group (EWG). (
  • It's true that federal agencies often contract with consulting firms, but we don't know of any other instance where nearly all the functions of a public health agency have been outsourced to a private company with a serious conflict of interest,' said Richard Wiles, executive director of EWG. (
  • But Dr. Paul Offit, who was a member of a federal advisory panel on immunization practices, said the idea that the agency would be less concerned about whether vaccines were safe than with seeing that every child received a shot was absurd. (
  • Home healthcare agencies are licensed by the state and must also adhere to federal regulations. (
  • The federal government's recent introduction of a new, 5-star ratings system judging home health agencies could help ease the decision that millions of Americans make each year regarding home health care for an older or disabled person. (
  • An appropriations bill is a bill that appropriates (gives to, sets aside for) money to specific federal government departments, agencies, and programs. (
  • A federal government proposal to remove Title X funding from programs and facilities that perform abortions has drawn considerable media attention, raising questions of whether such a move would impact women's access to health care. (
  • As scientists, we have watched with dismay as senior positions in our federal science agencies remain unfilled, science advisory panels get disbanded and science-based policies are undermined. (
  • These issues have come up over and over again in many conversations with our colleagues who have experience as scientists and managers in the federal agencies. (
  • NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two partners at the hedge fund Deerfield Management and two others were found guilty on Thursday of charges stemming from what prosecutors have described as an insider trading scheme based on leaks from within a federal healthcare agency. (
  • Earlier this month, a federal health agency backed away from its earlier findings that decades of explosive detonations by the Navy on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques posed no health hazards to residents. (
  • The evaluation was conducted at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which faced litigation from families complaining that fumes from the trailers were making them sick. (
  • Under normal circumstances, when a public health measure is advocated or mandated, and it is accepted without question by all Federal health agencies, state and local health departments, and promoted by the mainstream media with unquestioning support from the orthodox medical community, then it is assumed that such measures at the very least meet basic scientifically proven criteria. (
  • When put to the test, a meticulous review of the scientific literature finds that virtually all of the Federal health agencies assumptions are held in error. (
  • In response to a request by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division (the agencies) have submitted a statement regarding the competitive implications of certificate-of-need (CON) laws and South Carolina House Bill 3250 - a legislative proposal that ultimately would repeal South Carolina's CON laws. (
  • The memorandum defines the term "guidance document" to mean "any agency statement of general applicability and future effect … that is designed to advise parties outside the federal Executive Branch about legal rights and obligations. (
  • Washington, DC - The Trump administration has issued a memorandum to federal health agencies restricting external communications, press releases, and social media postings, according to Politico . (
  • CBC News was first to reveal the health-system merger plans with a report in January on the provincial government's intention to dissolve the LHINs. (
  • With a history of reliable reporting dating back to 1907, today's UPI is a credible source for the most important stories of the day, continually updated - a one-stop site for U.S. and world news, as well as entertainment, trends, science, health and stunning photography. (
  • A succession of recent news stories and official reports has centered on the general topic of good health here in Bulgaria. (
  • Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. (
  • The toxic substances agency later revised its findings, and FEMA acknowledged at a news conference that the formaldehyde levels were high enough to endanger trailer occupants' health. (
  • In a news conference announcing the health advisory, Tolga Yalkin , Director General of Health Canada's Consumer Product Safety Directorate, said that the government will consider a number of actions to further restrict talc use. (
  • The Health IT Module creates syndromic surveillance content using ONC Supplied Test data for each of the test cases for the identified health care setting(s) under the ONC 2015 Certification Test Plan on the Context-Based Validation Tab of the NIST HL7 v2 Syndromic Surveillance Test Suite. (
  • The tester verifies that the Health IT Module creates the source syndromic surveillance content correctly and without omission through visual inspection of the system under test using the test data specification of each Test Step associated with the selected test case. (
  • The tester verifies that the Health IT Module creates the source health care survey content correctly through visual inspection of the system under test using the test data associated with the selected test case. (
  • The Spokane co-deploy mental health teams have one mental health clinician from Frontier Behavioral Health and one law enforcement officer who help divert those having mental health crises away from jail and emergency departments. (
  • The model shows efficacy so far, said Jeff Thomas, CEO of Frontier Behavioral Health. (
  • 2010). Even though interventions that incorporate the co-location of physical health providers in behavioral health care settings has yielded some promising results (Druss et al. (
  • Under the leadership of Community Care Behavioral Health (CCBH), the Behavioral Health Home Plus(BHHP) program was implemented in two community behavioral health agencies that serve five rural counties in Pennsylvania. (
  • and (4) strengthening collaborations between behavioral health agencies and primary care providers (PCPs) in the community. (
  • Findings suggest that the behavioral health agencies successfully trained their staffs in wellness coaching and integrated registered nurses into agency functions. (
  • Other short-term outcomes that emerged include the development of care planning processes that incorporate physical and behavioral health goals and an increased awareness and knowledge of physical health and wellness among behavioral health staff and consumers. (
  • Given the complexity of introducing new processes of care to behavioral health agencies, they experienced several challenges during the program's early implementation. (
  • SCS clients who received the letters have also been going to the Emergency Department at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London seeking to refill prescriptions for their mental health medications, spokesman Mike O'Farrell said. (
  • Fish collagen topped the list of products most frequently subject to misleading advertisement in Taipei, health authorities said yesterday, calling on consumers to avoid purchasing goods that sound too good to be true. (
  • Chiang reminded the public to safeguard their health by rejecting exaggerated advertisement and not buying products that are not clearly labeled. (
  • Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed that the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition will examine the findings of the paper as part of a wider review of the evidence on vitamin D supplementation and reduced risk of acute respiratory tract infections. (
  • In Camp Lejeune, another Superfund site, the toxic substances agency acknowledged that it had failed to account for high levels of benzene, a known carcinogen, in its findings a decade earlier and said it would investigate further. (
  • Correlates of consumer participation in health planning agencies: findings and implications from a national survey. (
  • without regular risk assessments public health agencies can fail to uphold their mandated functions. (
  • Should government health assessments be managed by private consulting firms with ties to the industry that manufactures the chemicals under review? (
  • Mailman students are able to work on a variety of projects to fulfill their practicum requirements, such as needs assessments, program planning, implementation and/or evaluation, policy analysis, grant writing, research design, data collection and/or analysis, health curriculum development and health education among others. (
  • The Government Accountability Office, the Congressional investigative arm, is looking into how the agency reviews and validates its public health assessments in an evaluation expected to be completed by next spring. (
  • He said that understaffing was an issue - the agency carries out about 400 health assessments and consultations each year with a staff of about 300 people and an annual budget of $74 million - but that a bigger challenge was that "definitive answers sometimes do not exist. (
  • Mukamel DB, Fortinsky RH, White A, Harrington C, White LM, Ngo-Metzger Q (2014) The policy implications of the cost structure of home health agencies. (
  • Vaccine waning also began increasing young adults' risk for varicella outbreaks and complications later in life, presenting " perverse public health implications . (
  • Progress in collecting and treating wastewater in the EU since the 1990s has contributed to a sizable improvement in bathing water quality (Figure 2), and reduced public health risks in parts of Europe. (
  • UNHCR, partners and other UN sister agencies have been supporting the Government-led countrywide response plan to mitigate risks and prevent further spread of the virus in the refugee camps. (
  • The Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR) - an agency under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health - is actually run by Sciences International (SI) of Alexandria, Va. EWG found that Sciences International has collaborated with Dow Chemical Co., a major manufacturer of a widely used industrial chemical the agency will evaluate next week, and has also worked for the tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds. (
  • But Dr. Weldon and others say the agency has made it difficult to assess what those risks might be, particularly as they relate to autism. (
  • Last April the agency, charged with analyzing public health risks from environmental contamination, rescinded its conclusion that contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, N.C., posed no increased risk of cancer to adults. (
  • In a case that particularly shock some members of the House Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, the agency ruled in 2007 that trailers housing victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita posed no health risks, despite containing high levels of formaldehyde. (
  • Although it's been a few months since the EPA declared Dimock drinking water "safe" despite potentially explosive levels of methane it found in the water of several Dimock homes, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) recently confirmed that it is continuing to investigate the potential long term exposure risks of showering, drinking, bathing, and washing with Dimock water. (
  • Published in May 2003, the Committee s 80-page report, Mercury in Medicine: Taking Unnecessary Risks, is a clear indictment charging the CDC, FDA and HHS with scientific bias, prejudiced financial interests with vaccine makers, and administrative incompetence and indecision that puts Americans health at risk. (
  • The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency refused Wednesday to ban a commonly used pesticide that the Obama administration had sought to outlaw based on mounting concerns about its risks to human health. (
  • But only in recent years did the agency seek to ban its use in agriculture, after mounting scientific evidence that prenatal exposure can pose risks to fetal brain and nervous system development. (
  • A report last March by the staff of the House Science and Technology Committee's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight found that the agency produced "deeply flawed" scientific reports. (
  • It seems to have gotten into their culture to do quick and dirty studies and to be too willing to say there are no public health consequences," said Representative Brad Miller, Democrat of North Carolina and the subcommittee chairman. (
  • Cantor's comment about repealing what he called the "mandatory slush funds" in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care was the focus of a hearing last week of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, which expects to introduce legislation to address these funding issues. (
  • The following local education agencies receive funding from CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health for school-based HIV/STD prevention and school-based surveillance. (
  • All health workers have been trained on COVID-19 prevention and response. (
  • The Health Promotion Agency (HPA)'s role is to lead and deliver innovative, high quality and cost-effective programmes that promote health, well-being and healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, illness and injury prevention. (
  • The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) and the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) have published today a joint Scientific Report on meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in livestock, pets and foods. (
  • In addition to monitoring the disease throughout Darfur, WHO said it is training more than 225 health workers in the region on disease surveillance, case management and infection prevention and control. (
  • CDC funding is used to conduct school-based surveillance on youth risk behaviors and school health policies and practices. (
  • Develop lessons for middle and high school health education classes to ensure that quality sexual health education is based on best-practices, aligned to the district's scope and sequence as well as the National Sexuality Education Standards, and is consistent across the district. (
  • Any group health plan that includes mental health and substance use disorder benefits along with standard medical and surgical coverage must treat them equally in terms of out-of-pocket costs, benefit limits and practices such as prior authorization and utilization review. (
  • The pledge to remove the guidelines - viewed around the world as best practices in public health - comes a month after U.S. Reps. Katherine Clark and Hal Rogers accused the WHO of being influenced by Purdue. (
  • WHO's reports are viewed around the world as best practices in public health policy, and the opioid prescribing documents have been in circulation for years. (
  • Improving health care quality by increasing the capacity of small primary care practices to implement the best clinical evidence is our aim. (
  • This resource explains how to create and maintain standardized, up-to-date patient problem lists in electronic health records (EHRs) in order to improve practices' ability to generate accurate quality improvement data. (
  • This toolkit introduces the ABCS of heart health and provides checklists, action plans, and other instructions to guide primary care practices to implement evidence-based guidelines, transform health care delivery, and improve patients' heart health. (
  • Specifically, the memorandum directs DOJ litigators not to use guidance documents issued by governmental agencies for purposes of determining the merit of ACE matters, or as a basis for proving violations of applicable law in those matters. (
  • This article describes key considerations with respect to the memorandum, and summarizes the issues that will need to be monitored over time in order to understand the memorandum's ultimate impact on civil health care enforcement matters. (
  • The U.S. associate attorney general introduces the Jan. 25 memorandum by noting that the principles from the guidance policy should guide DOJ litigators in determining the legal relevance of other agencies' guidance documents in ACE matters. (
  • The memorandum states that the DOJ "may not use its enforcement authority to effectively convert agency guidance documents into binding rules. (
  • As such, the memorandum limits the legal significance of agency guidance documents in enforcement matters. (
  • The memorandum does not completely foreclose use of agency guidance documents by the DOJ in ACE matters - it notes that guidance documents may continue to be used for "proper purposes. (
  • The policy position articulated in the memorandum reaffirms what is, on the surface, a noncontroversial and fundamental legal principle - executive branch agencies may not enact law, but instead are tasked with administering statutes issued through the legislative process and promulgating regulations under those statutes in accordance with appropriate notice-and-comment rulemaking processes. (
  • We're hopeful that our partners will use this data as they write for grants," said Shelia Hiddleson, director of the Champaign Health District. (
  • Typically, a Home Health Agency Director is on each IDR panel. (
  • If a Home Health Agency Director is interested in serving on a panel, a confidentiality statement must be signed prior to the participation in the first IDR panel. (
  • Bennett, who joined the client in August after serving as executive director of the U.S./Mexico Border Health Commission, said he is looking for a shop with an "understanding of the healthcare sector and the health insurance industry. (
  • The role of the director, a cabinet-level position created after the Sept. 11 attacks to oversee the various U.S. intelligence agencies, has been vacant since Dan Coats left last August. (
  • EWG wrote today to Dr. David A. Schwartz, director of toxicology of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, demanding that SI and its employees disclose all its industry ties prior to a March 5 meeting at which a CERHR expert panel is scheduled to evaluate the reproductive hazards presented by bisphenol A (BPA). (
  • The star ratings have some drawbacks, said Doris Peter, Ph.D., director of Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center . (
  • But the European summer will usher in a 'marked increase' in Zika infections, said Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director general of the World Health Organisation. (
  • The WHO is now pushing middle- and lower-income countries to pick up the fight, said Dr. Francesco Branca, director of the WHO's Department of Nutrition for Health and Development. (
  • The removal of trans fats from the food supply as an additive counts as one of the major public health victories of the last decade,' said Laura MacCleery, policy director for the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, Center for Science in the Public Interest. (
  • The figure climbed to 18 percent when the survey respondents only involved first-grade students, and further jumped to 62 percent among sixth-graders," agency deputy director Kung Hsien-lan (孔憲蘭) said. (
  • The outings were considered part of the humanitarian "end of life" ministrations to the victims at the disease's epicenter in New York City, says Ms. Fox, director of the certified home health agency at Village Center for Care in Greenwich Village. (
  • These resources include the Engaging Health Departments in Brownfields/Land Reuse Redevelopment short videos and the Environmental Health Resources Self Learning Modules . (
  • These three videos highlight the ways that local health departments (LHDs) and other health agencies can enhance a community health focus to promote and help build capacity to become involved in brownfields/land reuse activities and redevelopment. (
  • The association received $2 million in funds for mental health field response programs from the Washington Legislature and awarded nine different regions and departments grants on Aug. 28. (
  • The information presented in this file does not indicate the quality of care provided by individual home health agencies. (
  • The quality of Europe's drinking and bathing water have improved but air and noise pollution continue to cause serious health impacts. (
  • [ 1 ] In contrast, air pollution , noise , poor quality water , chemicals, radiation, and environmental degradation cause diverse impacts on human health. (
  • However, chemical pollutants, eutrophication, and harmful algal blooms continue to affect the quality of surface, ground, and marine waters , [ 21 ][ 22 ] potentially impacting human health. (
  • The rule also finalizes proposals for the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model and the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP). (
  • Health Quality Ontario. (
  • Clicking on 'Learn more about all the quality measures,' for instance, led to a page listing five quality measures that contributed to the home health agencies' evaluations. (
  • Precious Touch Home Healthcare, a truly distinct and caring agency, provides comprehensive screening of all Caregivers to ensure that quality individuals take care of your loved ones. (
  • Global Care Companion & Homemakers specializes in providing "Compassionate and Quality" home health care to those who have chosen the comfort of their home over institutional care. (
  • This privately owned and operated home care agency lives up to the word QUALITY in its name. (
  • According to this recommendation, the agency is continuing to pursue "a fairly comprehensive review" of Dimock water quality, which will include review of earlier tests conducted by DEP and Cabot as well as EPA's recent test results. (
  • The Agency for Healthcare and Quality (AHRQ) offers practical, research-based tools and other resources to help a variety of health care origanizations, provider, and others make care safer in all health care settings. (
  • AHRQ's evidence-based tools and resources are used by organizations nationwide to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care. (
  • The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) leads and delivers innovative, high quality and cost effective programmes to inspire all New Zealanders to lead healthier lives. (
  • Notwithstanding the foregoing, in practice, agency guidance documents often do serve as important sources of legal authority in enforcement matters. (
  • Because many of these compounds (e.g., metals) affect the same organ systems, ATSDR recommends evaluating the mixture for public health impacts using computational techniques or other suitable methods to evaluate the potential for synergistic actions: The cumulative concentration of all dissolved combustible gases should be considered to protect against the buildup of explosive atmospheres in all wells in the area. (
  • LONDON (Reuters) - Pneumonia killed more than 800,000 babies and young children last year - or one child every 39 seconds - despite being curable and mostly preventable, global health agencies said on Tuesday. (
  • This financial case study describes how the Mahoning Health District applied risk mitigation analysis. (
  • Air pollution remains a major environmental health risk in Europe, contributing to the burden of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, lung cancer, and other health effects. (
  • Mr and Mrs Client's keyworkers from the housing support team were of the opinion that the client's accommodation had reached the stage where it was posing a health risk for both the clients and other residents in the building. (
  • Anthony Scialli, an SI employee who is the manager of CERHR, in 2004 co-authored a scientific paper with an employee of Dow Chemical Company on how animal test results can be applied to human health risk. (
  • These skin lesions bring pain, associated risk for serious infection, and increased health care utilization. (
  • Public health agencies in England and Scotland are conducting urgent reviews into the potential for vitamin D to reduce the risk of covid-19. (
  • 5 Participants will complete an initial online questionnaire collecting information on determinants of vitamin D status and other putative risk factors, and this information will be linked to notifications of incident covid-19 captured through monthly online follow-up, backed up by linkage to routinely collected health outcome data held by NHS Digital. (
  • In Vieques, a Superfund site, the toxic substances agency concluded in 2003 that the levels of heavy metals and explosive compounds found in the soil, groundwater, air and fish did not pose a health risk. (
  • Instead it would have been proper for her to inform the nation that "study after study of spurious and flawed research that would likely never pass a graduate school examination, scientist after scientist affiliated or with financial ties to the vaccine industry now dominating our academies and health agencies, have determined that there really is no safety risk with thimerosal. (
  • However, while food may be contaminated by MRSA there is currently no evidence that eating or handling contaminated food can lead to an increased health risk for humans. (
  • In a parallel review, the European Medicines Agency looked at the risk of colonisation or infection of livestock and companion animals with MRSA in the context of the authorisation and the use of antimicrobial veterinary medicines. (
  • Extensive scientific evidence" shows that "drinking coffee has not been shown to increase the risk of cancer and may reduce the risk of some types of cancer," said the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.That office, part of Gov. Jerry Brown's administration, compiles the list of substances covered by Proposition 65, passed by the voters in 1986. (
  • Extensive scientific evidence" shows that "drinking coffee has not been shown to increase the risk of cancer and may reduce the risk of some types of cancer," said the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. (
  • OTTAWA, Ontario , /PRNewswire/ -- The national governmental agency responsible for public health in Canada has issued a report finding that the use of talc for genital hygiene may expose women to a greater risk of ovarian cancer. (
  • With each year of delay in canceling food tolerances and agricultural and other uses of chlorpyrifos, more children are unnecessarily at elevated risk for problems in learning, social skills, motor function, and other developmental domains," a group of supporters wrote in a letter to the agency early this year. (
  • Health and social care workers Don't risk flu infection! (
  • Elliott also unveiled details of her plans to encourage hospitals, long-term care facilities, home-care agencies and other health service providers to form 'integrated care entities. (
  • Just as the number of hospitalizations has dropped noticeably since 1996, so, too, has the number of patients being served by home health care agencies and the severity of their cases. (
  • At the Village Center for Care, which runs one of the city's largest AIDS home care agencies, revenues dropped to $10.4 million in 1997 from $13.9 million in 1995 as the number of visits declined to 400,000 a year from 600,000, according to Chief Executive Arthur Webb. (
  • Visiting Angels is a national, private duty network of home care agencies and is the nation`s leader for providing non-medical senior care. (
  • It is found in potato chips and french fries, which already carry Prop. 65 warning labels.Acrylamide is listed as a potential workplace carcinogen by U.S. governmental agencies, which have set limits on its emission. (
  • The main role of the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC), an independent Crown entity, is to ensure that the rights of consumers are upheld, and health or disability service providers learn to improve their performance. (
  • As Ontario parents continue to press the government for stronger safety measures when schools reopen, public health agencies are making statements that seem to reinforce the parents' arguments. (
  • Local health agencies are often constrained by their reliance on government funding. (
  • Nairobi/Geneva - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, humanitarian agencies and the Government of Kenya are strengthening their COVID-19 response, after it was confirmed by the Government that two individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Dadaab refugee camps. (
  • The government is asking health providers to make proposals for forming the groups, rather than force them together. (
  • In background materials provided by the government, it says that each of the six agencies being rolled into Ontario Health has a full senior management team and administrative support, 'and over time some of this work has become duplicative. (
  • This includes providing advice and recommendations to government, government agencies, industry, non-government bodies, communities, health professionals and others on the supply, consumption and misuse of alcohol. (
  • PHARMAC is the New Zealand government agency that decides, on behalf of district health boards, which medicines and related products are publicly funded in New Zealand and to what level. (
  • These government scientists-and we were once among them at different stages in our careers-are critical to the missions of these agencies. (
  • Rob Olan and Ted Huber, partners at Deerfield Management who are on leave, were convicted of counts including wire fraud, securities fraud and conversion of government property, as was David Blaszczak, founder of political consulting firm Precipio Health Strategies. (
  • There is no dissenting opinion published in any major industrial medical journal or magazine, nor found on any of government health websites. (
  • USAID also supports the goals and principles of the U.S. Government Global Health Initiative (GHI) to improve the health of Malians through sustainable approaches and increased country ownership. (
  • Thai Health Promotion Board is an autonomous government agency chaired by Thailand's prime minister and established with the objective of promoting a healthy lifestyle. (
  • Thankfully, at least one government agency is devoting the time and resources to determine whether that water still poses an ongoing threat to the health of Dimock residents. (
  • As House members prepare to vote Tuesday on another temporary spending bill to fund the government, the majority party's leader maintained a firm commitment to tear apart last year's health reform law. (
  • The investigation found that agencies at every level of government had contributed to what amounts to a national failure to enforce the Clean Water Act. (
  • There is no evidence from previous floods, such as Carlisle and Lewes, that bugs in the water caused an increase in gastro-intestinal illness and enhanced surveillance by the Health Protection Agency has not detected increased reports of infection in areas that are currently affect flooding either. (
  • By 2009, revenue in the Mahoning Health District was increasing at a higher rate than expenditures. (
  • As home health becomes an increasingly important player in the health care system, and its share of national health expenditures increases, it has become important to understand the cost structure of the industry and the potential for efficiencies. (